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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership by Andrew J. DuBrin

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Chapter 15

[image]The Task Side of Team Leadership

In This Chapter
  • Establishing demanding tasks for the group
  • Clarifying access to resources
  • Challenging the team with fresh facts and information
  • Assigning task roles to team members
  • Using input from peer evaluations
  • Minimizing micromanagement

The CEO at an electronics company formed a six-person task force to study the interaction between the organization and the environment. The group was allocated $15,000 for expenses incurred in executing its mission. In accepting the assignment, task force leader Darryl asked the CEO, “Precisely what is it you want us to accomplish?”

The CEO answered, “This is high-level stuff. ...

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